Professor Rajendra P. Shrestha attended 2021 General Assembly of International Geographical Union (IGU) held virtually on 16th and 17th August 2020, 10h00 to 12h15 GMT. The assembly was chaired by the IGU President Professor Michael Meadows of University of Cape Town.

The International Geographical Union (IGU, is an international, non-governmental, professional organization devoted to the development of the discipline of Geography founded 1922. The purposes of the IGU are primarily to promote Geography through initiating and coordinating geographical research and teaching in all countries of the world. Its work is conducted through the instruments of its National Committees, Commissions and Task Forces. The IGU also facilitates the participation of geographers in the global community of scientists through its formal affiliation as a Member Union within the International Science Council (ISC) and the International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH). IGU upcoming work areas are focused on climate change, biodiversity, ecosystem degradation and food security. It has 43 commissions and three task forces. Professor Shrestha serves as executive committee member of the commission on Agricultural Geography and Land Engineering and is affiliated with commission on Land Degradation and Desertification.